Small Farms Program at NWREC
The goal of the Small Farms program is to improve the economic and environmental sustainability of small farms by employing appropriate scale production and marketing techniques. The program works toward improving small farm horticultural production and small-scale livestock, poultry & forage production.
RESOURCES ON COVID-19 RELATED TO SMALL FARMS & LOCAL FOOD:
Objectives of the Small Farm Program:
- Offer a wide variety of classes, many topics suggested by our local farmers, to become the resource they need for education and answers
- Improve stewardship practices of small acreage landowners;
- Land management: improve soil and water quality and conservation;
- Small farm alternative and specialty marketing (through local and regional food systems and farm direct marketing channels).
- Facilitate farmers knowing other farmers
Mechanical Cultivation Field Day
Learn about mechanical cultivation tools and methods to increase efficiency and productivity.
Thursday, August 16
OSU Vegetable Research Farm, Corvallis
NWREC Vegetable Variety Field Day
February 24, 2018, Corvallis
The Essentials, February 10, 2018
North Willamette Research and Extension Center
January 9-11, 2018
Organic Day: January 10, 2018
Tuesday, Sept 12
all day ~10:00 - 4:00
The OSU Small Farms team hopes you can join us for the annual NWREC Field Day
Thursday, September 14th from 3:00-6:00 pm followed by a Vitalis-sponsored social hour with beverages and bites prepared by chef Timothy Wastell.
Monday, Oct 2
The Nines, Portland
Integrating Beneficial Habitat on the Farm March 16, 2017
GROWING FARMS - Successful Whole Farm Management Hybrid Course February-March 2017
On-farm Food Safety Training for Oregon Produce Farmers February 16 and 17 2017
Thursday, March 16, 2017 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
OSU North Willamette Research & Extension Center (15120 NE Miley Rd, Aurora, OR 97002
A two-part course that raises awareness of conservation practices the promote biodiversity and beneficial insects in farming systems. Designed for produce farmers (vegetable, tree fruit, berry), conservationists and other agricultural professionals.
OSU Small Farms
Broad information source for small acreage farmers in Oregon.
OSU Organic Agriculture Program
A description of faculty and projects serving Organic agriculture in Oregon.
Organic Fertilizer Calculator
A spreadsheet for developing organic nutrient management programs.
Description of WSARE programs and funded projects and SARE publications.
National SARE Projects Database
Searchable database of projects funded by USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE).
- NWREC Agricultural Composting Site